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Review: could Losartan cause Withdrawal syndrome?





Summary: Withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take medication Losartan potassium, and have Depression.

We study 12,956 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 14 have Withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Withdrawal syndrome and more.

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Losartan

Losartan has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Losartan 14,034 users)

Withdrawal syndrome

Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, muscle spasticity, back pain.(latest reports from Withdrawal syndrome 9,186 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 12,956 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 14 people (0.11%) have Withdrawal Syndrome.

Trend of Withdrawal syndrome in Losartan reports

Time on Losartan when people have Withdrawal syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Withdrawal syndrome0.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Gender of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Losartan * :

FemaleMale
Withdrawal syndrome71.43%28.57%

Age of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Losartan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%18.18%18.18%63.64%

Severity of Withdrawal syndrome when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Withdrawal syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (3 people, 21.43%)
  2. Blood pressure abnormal (3 people, 21.43%)
  3. Blood cholesterol abnormal (2 people, 14.29%)
  4. High blood pressure (2 people, 14.29%)
  5. Hypertension (2 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (11 people, 78.57%)
  2. Aspirin (4 people, 28.57%)
  3. Hydrochlorothiazide (3 people, 21.43%)
  4. Simvastatin (3 people, 21.43%)
  5. Atenolol (3 people, 21.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can losartan cause polymyalgia
    (Asked by a 80 year old woman who has Pain - Neck,shoulder ,back Of Top Of The Legs, and takes Losartan)
    Have experienced side effects to many BP drugs.Have been on losartan and bendrofluazide for a year.3/4 months ago pains in the neck started which spread to arms and legs ears and head.At first ESR normal but was given prednisololine for one week with great results .Pains all came back and ESR now 78
  • Can muninex dm be taken safely with hydrochlorothyiazide
    (Asked by a 66 year old woman who has High Blood Cholesterol, Potassium - Low, High Blood Sugar, High Blood Pressure, and takes Simvastatin, Losartan, Hctz)
    presently having symptoms which appear to be upper respitory infection want to take muninex for nasal/chest congestion coughing will it interact okay with the HCTZ please advise
  • Does lostartan potassium affect a hiatus hernia
    (Asked by a 66 year old woman who has Blood Pressure Increased, , and takes Losartan Potassium)
    Does this medication affect my hiatus hernia.i am having swelling in my tummy and very uncomfortable indeed under the ribs.
  • I'm on 1 1/12 mg of suboxone. would i have to go off of it if i need major surgery?
    (Asked by a 72 year old woman who takes Wellbutrin, Synthroid, Seroquel, Neurontin, Nexium, Losartan, Lamictal, Cardizem La)
    I was taking about 5 to 15 mg of Percocet a day and wanted to get off them. If I don't take suboxone at night I get EXTREME discomfort down my left leg & can not sleep due to pressure on my lower back (that's why I had to take Percocet). I have tried NUMEROUS meds over the past 20 yrs & nothing worked. the actual problem in my lumber spine is not serious enough to have surgery at this time.
    My question is if I need major surgery and need to take an opiate pain med would I have to get off the 1 1/2 mg of suboxone so I don't to go into withdrawal (as a doc once told me)? I'm 72 & the possibility of needing surgery is high, especially since I've had breast, colon & skin cancer. thank you
  • Losartan 75mg med not working for anyone else?
    (Asked by a 53 year old woman who has Cushing's Syndrome, Prediabetes, Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis, Tumor - Acoustic, Peripherial Neuropathy, Adrenal Insufficiency, Hypertension, and takes Losartan)
    BP 149/103, 151/94, 151/94, 153/100, 150/103 after taking up to 75mg of Losartan for BP.

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